A person has been spotted on CCTV cameras walking along the motorway this morning.

The pedestrian is on the M6 between junctions 26 and 27 in the Northbound lanes.

North West Motorway Police said that officers are monitoring the motorway cameras, more have been sent to the scene and Highways teams have been deployed.

More as we have it below

Warning to drivers

Highways England have warned drivers that traffic has been STOPPED due to the 'police incident'.

Motorway cameras

Public motorway cameras show total gridlock on the M6 near Junction 26 (M58).

(Image: Motorwaycameras.co.uk)

Police statement

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said the force had 'several calls' from around 7.20pm to say a man is walking south on the northbound carriageway.

Highway Code

Rule 6 of the Highway Code says that pedestrians MUST NOT be on motorways or slip roads except in an emergency (like when a car has broken down).

M6 closed in both directions

North West Motorway Police have now stopped traffic on both sides of the M6 between J25 and J26.

Officers say a pedestrian is 'crossing both carriageways' and that the force is making a grade 1 response'.

Police on way to scene